World Lottery Association

As a global network advancing the interests of state-authorized lotteries, world lottery association sets technical and ethical industry standards and conducts education programs for its members. This program of seminars and related events covers a range of topics, from corporate social responsibility to security. It is supported by specialists from inside and outside the lottery sector, and often conducted in cooperation with regional lottery associations.

WLA has developed a Responsible Gaming Framework (RGF) that is based on seven Responsible Gaming Principles and includes four levels of achievement with 10 Program elements. This approach takes into account cultural and regional differences, and is designed to complement and improve – not replace – the safeguards that individual lotteries already have in place.

The first level of certification is awarded to those WLA members who have agreed to embrace all of the RG Principles and have a system in place to implement them into their day-to-day operations. This involves conducting a self-assessment and identifying what RG programs need to be built in order for the lottery to comply with the principles.

This month, we spoke to Luca Esposito, General Secretary of the World Lottery Association, to find out more about his work in the fight against sports competition manipulation. He also talked about the importance of Macolin Convention and its potential impact on the lottery and sports betting sectors. Read on to find out more about his work in this area, and why he believes the role of national lotteries is crucial to the multistakeholder effort against sports competition manipulation.